EXCLUSIVE: Why 2022 could be a big year for resignations

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More than a quarter of employees in the US and UK plan to resign to start their own enterprise, according to data from an exclusive global survey conducted by . Nerdshala Prof. The surprising results of a study by real-time poll platform Onepulse mean that “2022 could be the year of the startup”, according to Desire Etho, managing editor of Nerdshala Pro.

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Combining data from 1,050 UK survey participants, the survey found that more than a quarter (27%) planned to quit their jobs to pursue the dream of being their own boss. In the US, the figure was almost the same, with 26.6% of respondents planning to give up and follow their dreams.

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Of the 1,051 US respondents who said they plan to start a startup, nearly half (47.2%) said financial independence is the driving force behind starting their own business.

But what kind of startup?


Retail was the most popular industry for new startups, as 15.9% of US survey participants and 20.3% of US respondents said they would like to launch there. This may come as no surprise, as it is estimated that there will be 2.14 billion global digital shoppers in 2021, with e-commerce sales expected to account for 18.1% of all global retail sales this year alone.

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At the other end of the scale, agriculture and finance were at the bottom of the heap for both the UK and US respondents, with startups as the least desirable industries to launch.

Interestingly, it seems that the start-up dream is not for everyone, with 58.9% of UK respondents and 52.5% of US respondents expressing a lack of desire to start their own business. And among dreamers, many will be treading cautiously to begin with, as nearly three-quarters (72%) of those surveyed in the UK said they plan to run their own business at the edge of their current employment. are.

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